As weather and (bad) luck would have it, we ended up spending ALL weekend inside, cranking out the list. When it's 28 degrees outside and your youngest is a sick as a dog that happens. Plus, soccer was cancelled. As a bonus, I have spent the entire time in pajamas and not showered for two days.
So, this weekend we made huge strides on the bedroom and bathroom make-overs (yes, we are renovating two rooms at the same time, because we aren't stressed enough obviously). We caught up on housework, got Leanne & Dean's flights booked (hurrah!), and I made some progress on the TWO quilts I'm making. TWO. I am definitely batshit crazy. In my defense, I can't work on Danny's till I get some material I ordered from Spoonflower, so I started one for Leanne.
I also got to FaceTime my mate Sue and be extra specially nice to Daniel in his hour of need. It's no fun seeing your kid with a fever and struggling to breath.
So here's a few pictures of the weekend....
|Living room - new curtains, lick of paint and a damn good tidy. It'll look like it's usual pigsty by tomorrow.|
|Replaced door frame and door after Ben ate half of it several years ago. |
It's amazing what you can live with if you try hard enough. Notice yellow color on walls? See below.
|New door, new color, new bath sealer. Bathroom looks so much better :)|
I'm not posting bedroom "before" and "after" pictures quite yet - I've got a few more things to do before it's done.
We are also painting all the nasty brown chipboard doors white (well very light gray). I HATE those dark brown cheap crappy doors. It doesn't help when your youngest peels the wood off and draws on it....
|Wood filler and a paint job might help....|
And here's my scrappy quilts.
The top one is for Leanne (just 2 blocks made so far) and the other for Daniel (8 made so far). Leanne wanted purple and silver theme, Danny wanted a "sea" theme. I didn't want to make Daniel's babyish as I want him to enjoy it for years, so I avoided any cartoon sea creatures. I can't wait to get the new fabric I ordered, which includes a pop art (Andy Warhol-ish) shark print and a sea monster print with his two absolute favorites - Dunkleosteus and Megalodon.
I might be mad doing two of these but I LOVE quilting. It's my form of meditation.
|Leanne's quilt - 2 of 30 blocks done. The fox fabric is to die for and I couldn't resist it. Yes I covet fabric.|
|Danny's quilt. Only 2 shown here, but I've done 8 blocks so far.|